Course code VadZ6020

Credit points 2

Innovation and Creativity

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures12

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes12

Independent study hours56

Date of course confirmation15.04.2013

Responsible UnitInstitute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Course developers

author Sociālo un humanitāro zinātņu institūts

Jolanta Millere

Dr. sc. soc.

author #Socioloģijas katedra#

Maiga Krūzmētra

(līm.)

Course abstract

The aim for studying subject - to provide detailed understanding innovation management as promoting instrument of the development. During the course are analysed essence of innovation and innovations process, stages of this process and conditions; are analysed versions of innovations, common and essentially differential features of them. Acquaintance with innovation management experience.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

The course provides:
• Knowledge – on innovations, process of creating the innovation, innovations as preconditions of effective management.
• Skills - students are able to determine the necessity of innovations in the development of various social spheres, to use the acquired knowledge during the study course in the management of innovation process.
• Competence - know the significance of innovations in the successful entrepreneurship. Students are able to manage innovation process independently and analyze its aspects, are competent in issues related to innovations.

Compulsory reading

1. Ābeltiņa A. Inovācija - XXI gadsimta fenomens. Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2008. 151 lpp.
2. Boļšakovs S. Inovatīvā darbība Latvijā. Rīga: Jumava, 2008. 323 lpp.
3. Dimza V. Inovācijas pasaulē, Eiropā ,Latvijā. Rīga: LZA EI, 2003. 205 lpp.
4. Штомпка П. Социология социальных изменений. Москва: Аспект Пресс, 1996. 414 с.

Further reading

1. Fagerberg J., Mowery D., Nelson R. The Oxford handbook of Innovations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 656 p.
2. Roger E. M. The Diffusion of Innovation. New York: Free Press, 2003. 551 p.
3. Nacionālā inovāciju koncepcija. [Tiešsaiste] [Skat. internetā 25.10.2011.] Pieejams : http://www.em.gov.lv/em/images/modules/items/item_file_5358_1.doc

Periodicals and other sources

1. Inovācijas atbalsta struktūras, programmas Latvijā. [Tiešsaiste] [Skat. internetā 25.10.2011.] Pieejams: http://www.innovation.lv/ino2/index2.php?kat=par_portalu
2. Kapitāls. [Tiešsaiste] [Skat. internetā 25.10.2011.] Pieejams : www.vcb.lv; www.humanrights.org.lv
3. Latvijas Ekonomists [Tiešsaiste] [Skat. internetā 25.10.2011.] Pieejams :http://masts.lv/masts/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ekonomists_laukumi.pdf